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Printing in Android 4.4 Kitkat Using the Android Print Solution

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This document is for HP Wireless Printers and Android devices with KitKat 4.4 or later.
With Android 4.4 or later devices, printing support is built into the operating system, eliminating the need to install drivers or download software. Android 4.4 Kitkat updates include wireless printing features for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. You can find and print to HP printers that are on a wireless network by downloading the HP Print Service plugin app from the Google Play store. On many Android 4.4 or later devices, such as the Nexus 5, the HP Print Service plugin comes pre-installed. The Android Print Solution enables on-demand printing options from the convenience of your Android mobile device. Use Android supported apps to print out travel itineraries, maps/directions, recipes, emails, school assignments, contracts and/or legal documents.
Follow the steps below using your HP wireless printer or a connection to a wired (Ethernet) network to print your desired print jobs, quickly and efficiently.

Finding your printer on your Android device

Before you can begin printing, you will need to connect to your printer. Follow the steps below to select and connect to your HP wireless printer.
  1. Tap your device's main Settings icon (Image: Example of an Android Galaxy main setting icon.) to find your HP wireless printer.
    NOTE:Depending on your Android device, your main setting icon may vary in appearance.
  2. Tap the Wi-Fi tab to see a list of available printers. Make sure your Android device is on the same network as your printer.

Printing with the Android Print Solution

The steps below will help you print emails, images, documents or webpages from a mobile Android device using the Android Print Solution.
Emails can be easily printed from your mobile Android Device. Follow the steps below to print out emails using the Android Print Solution and your HP printer.
  1. From a supported app (such as Gmail), select the email you want to print, and then tap the menu selection ().
    Figure 1: Example of the menu selection and print option for printing emails
    Image: Example of the menu icon and print option for printing emails
    1 - Menu selection
    2 - Print option
  2. From the next window, touch Print.
  3. The HP Print Service plugin window appears.
    Figure 2: Example of the HP Print Service Plugin
    Image: Example of the HP Print Service Plugin Window on an Android smartphone
    1 - HP Print Service Plugin
  4. You can choose options such as Paper size on this screen.
  5. Once printer and paper options are selected, touch Print to complete your print job.
  6. To print an attached image or photo, tap the intended Photo to preview, and then repeat steps #2 through #5.
Download and print off recipes, maps, and images from webpages or documents from supported apps using the Android Print Solution and your HP printer.
  1. To print a saved image, document or a current webpage, make sure the photo, document or webpage is opened. Tap the menu () key on the lower left hand corner of your device screen.
    NOTE:The menu key may look different, depending on your Android device.
    Figure 3: An example of the menu key on an Android smartphone
    Image: An example of the menu key on an Android smartphone
    1 - Menu Key
  2. When the options window appears, touch Print.
    Figure 4: Example of the print option from the menu key
    Image: Example of the print option from the menu key.
    1 - Print option
  3. Once touched, the HP Print Service Plugin window appears. You can choose print settings such as paper size, numbers of copies and orientation.
    Figure 5: Example of the HP Print Service Plugin
    Image: Example of the HP Print Service Plugin Window on an Android smartphone
    1 - HP Print Service Plugin
  4. Once your settings are chosen, simply touch Print to begin the print job.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Android print solution.
You must cut and paste text into a document or email with a printable app in order to print.
When printing in draft mode, your print job can be printed in either color or black and white/mono options.
The Android printing solution supports the following file formats:
  • HTML
  • JPEG
  • Microsoft Office files
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • TXT
Currently, you can print from these applications on your Android 4.4 or later device:
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Chrome browser
  • Docs/Sheets/Slides
  • Gallery
  • Google Drive
  • Gmail
  • Photos
  • Quick Office
NOTE:More apps become available over time as app developers take advantage of the Android printing support in Android 4.4 or later.
Currently, the Android device supports printing only from the applications listed. More apps will become available over time.
These printing options are available:
  • Copies: Select the number of copies that you want to print.
  • Color mode: Select either the Color or Black & White/Mono option for your print output.
  • Orientation: Select Portrait, or Landscape format.
  • Paper size: You can print on Letter, A4, 4x6-inch, 5x7-inch, or 10x5-cm paper.
  • Pages Range: Select the pages to be printed in a multi-page document.
To cancel the print job, swipe in a downwards motion on the print notification Print icon () from the menu bar of your Android device. This will open the print notification queue. Touch Cancel to cancel the current print job.
Figure 6: Example of the Print Notification queue
Image: Print Notification Queue and Cancel Print Job button on an Andriod smartphone
1 - Print Notification icon
2 - Cancel Print job
To monitor jobs in the print queue, open the notification area using the previous steps. The print jobs will be listed in sequential order.
Yes, connect to the Wi-Fi network (access point) at any location, and then use the Android device to print to the local printers. Alternatively, if you are not connected to an access point but are connected to the Internet, use the Google Cloud Print service to discover and print to any HP ePrinter you have registered with the service.
Use the Quick Office app to print your Microsoft Office documents.
Yes, you can send print jobs to different printers where they can be printed simultaneously.
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